When I pastored a local congregation I was well aware of the fact that most often the visitors were disaffected members from other churches. We created our own disaffected members as well that went elsewhere. It’s an elaborate exchange program. Or, in keeping with the analogy, swapping program. A real swinging time!
It’s like sex that attempts to quench a deeper desire. There’s a deeper hunger that no church could ever satisfy. We should all just admit that and quit pretending to possess and offer this inapproachable “It”.